|Starting Salary:||£16,000 - £25,000 (Once qualified)|
|Length:||Approx 1 Year|
This Apprenticeship could find you working in an accounts department, helping a business or organisation manage their money properly.
Running a business involves a lot of financial activities, from expenses and bills to taxes and payroll. Accountants keep track of all these things and more to make sure that businesses – both large and small – manage their money properly. Having a business brain, as well as a way with numbers, is a good start if you want to work in accounting.
Job roles in accountancy vary. Depending on whether you are keeping track of one person’s or a global corporation’s finances, there are several things that accountants can do to help their clients’ businesses. This variety often makes it an attractive profession to pursue. You could work in literally any industry, and apply your skills to any business type – from large public sector companies and major corporations, to football clubs and small media firms. Whatever type of company you want to work for, they will always need the services of an Accountant.
Accounting is a highly skilled profession, with accounting staff working at many different levels. Apprentices will take the accounting qualification relevant to their Apprenticeship level.
Apprentices who qualify as accounting technicians might work as accounts assistants, credit control clerks, accounts clerks, or finance assistants, all helping accountants to keep financial records and prepare accounts. You’ll learn how to balance accounts, process invoices and payments, complete VAT returns, and help prepare financial statements and reports. Depending on whether you work for a large or small company, you could be specialising in one area – like sales – or doing all these tasks as well as handling banking and petty cash.
Intermediate Apprenticeship – 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (one in English or Maths) or equivalent.
Advanced Apprenticeship – 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (one in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent. These requirements are subject to change and may also differ to meet the needs of the employer.
As well as a College interview, progression onto an Apprenticeship is subject to an employer interview.
Don’t worry if you didn’t get the required grades, we can work with you to find a suitable route on to your Apprenticeship.
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:
- Accounts Assistant
- Accounts Clerk
- Credit Control Clerk
- Finance Assistant
- Purchase Ledger Clerk
- Sales Ledger Clerk
Advanced Level Apprenticeship:
- Trainee Accounting Technician
- Assistant Accountant
- Accounts Manager
- Accounting Technician
- Functional Skills
Knowledge is assessed via workplace observations and an exam